Archive | May, 2013

Introducing: Nerium!

25 May

A while back, my friend Veronica approached me about this product she was working with called Nerium. She was seeing dramatic changes in people’s skin tone, texture and clarity and she wanted me to check it out too. I did and I loved it! A year later, she’s got me hooked.

As an addition to my makeup work, I’ve recently decided to start selling Nerium myself. It’s a natural, plant-based product, free of parabens, gluten and other allergens like soy, and it’s literally changing people’s lives. That may sound dramatic, but it’s really not. People look in the mirror and feel what they see. People with acne scars are being freed of their insecurities. People with crows feet have seen them disappear and feel “like their old selves again”. Women with sagging neck skin or cleavage skin are watching those lines disappear and are daring to wear tank tops or plunging necklines again. People with tired skin are looking brighter, more vibrant. It’s literally lifting people’s spirits by giving them a fresh new glow and a more youthful appearance.

Originally, the nerium oleander plant was being used in research for skin cancer. While it wasn’t healing the cancer, it WAS making people’s skin look healthier, so the testing was shifted from medical to cosmetic.

During clinical trials, most anti-aging skin creams have a lift in wrinkle depth of approximately 5%. NeriumAD, however results in 30-60% lift in wrinkle depth! The results were so “off the charts” for skin care products, that they actually redid the testing several times to make sure it wasn’t a fluke.

The best part of it, is that there’s a 30 day money back guarantee. If you decide to try it, all you have to do is purchase it, use it and if you don’t like it for any reason, send it back for a full refund.

For the last few weeks, I’ve been letting people use my bottles of product to try it out, so I could develop my own gallery of before & after pictures from faces I am used to looking at, and so that I can control the photos myself. I’ve done NOTHING to any of this photos. No enhancements, no photoshop, no anything!!! These are my friends pictures, taken on my iPhone.

Here are some of their real results.

My mom (!!!!!!):

My friend Meredith:

Meredith’s mom, Janey:

My sister-in-law, Hillary:

As you can see, this stuff is kicking booty and taking names. It’s amazing. If you have any questions or are interested in testing it out yourself, let me know.

If you want to purchase this product, click the button below.



To Be a Mom…

12 May

To be a mom means being exhausted and not minding it. It means going to bed early when you prefer to be up all night and to get up early when you really want to sleep in. To be a mom means sacrificing your plans for an agenda you can’t predict, spearheaded by someone who can’t yet communicate. It means finding the strength to smile, when you really want to cry. To be a mom means doing what’s right for your baby, even if it’s not what feels right for your “sanity”. It’s a loss of independence and a gain of endless adoration for another creature; a creature you would do anything for. To be a mom means never knowing if you’re “doing it right”, but finding the will to try anyway. It means putting everything on hold to make sure your child thrives. To be a mom means working when you don’t want to, so your child has everything he needs. It means dreaming for more than yourself and planning for someone’s else’s future instead of your own. It takes faith and strength and dedication.

To be a new mom means never having moment to yourself, having a messy house, being backlogged on laundry, ordering takeout instead of cooking, adding new wrinkles to an already tired face, never having clothes that fit right and breast that milk when they want to ruining the only fitting clothes you could find, having a sore back, feeling overwhelmed and insufficient, wondering if you’ll ever feel rested again, and yet, somehow you feel more beautiful, capable, needed, wanted, alert, strong, and ready to fight for the survival of your child, than ever.

Being a mom is a dichotomy between all that makes sense and all that’s unknown. It’s a truly incredible place to be. It’s a title that is greater than “award winning” and yet the awards are few. The reward however, is everything; the smile of your new baby, the joy that he brings your soul, not just for a moment, but endlessly.

I’ve been a mom for less than 3 months, and yet, I’m more committed to this life with my son than to anything of the last 37 years (besides my marriage). I don’t know what I’m doing most of the time and somehow, that’s ok. The amount of love I have for my little guy isn’t even describable. In the mornings, no matter how tired I am, I look down and see my smiling, cooing baby boy and know that no matter how hard the obstacle, no matter how steep the climb, I can do this. Even if I don’t know how, I know I’ll find a way.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there, whether new or old. We’re all heroes. Your baby lives because the independent you died and was resurrected into a survivor, a fighter, a caretaker, a champion… a person we all call “mom.”

Happy Mother’s Day!!

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